Meaning of GROWTH in English

GROWTH

noun

1 increase in sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ considerable , exponential , significant , strong

the exponential ~ in world population

▪ high

The country is experiencing a period of high ~.

▪ real

real GDP ~

▪ dramatic , enormous , impressive , phenomenal , spectacular , tremendous

▪ explosive , fast , rapid

the explosive ~ of personal computers in the 1990s

▪ modest , slow , sluggish

The factory has achieved a steady ~ in output.

▪ steady , sustainable

▪ low

a vicious circle of low ~ and low productivity

▪ long-term

▪ future

▪ economic , industrial

▪ job , productivity , revenue , etc.

▪ population

VERB + GROWTH

▪ achieve , experience

▪ maintain , sustain

▪ accelerate , boost , encourage , foster , fuel , promote , spur , stimulate

▪ control , limit

new measures to control the ~ of traffic on the roads

▪ slow

GROWTH + NOUN

▪ rate

The economy enjoyed the highest ~ rate in Asia.

▪ potential , prospects

▪ pattern

▪ area , industry , market

Communications technology has proved to be a ~ area.

▪ curve

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

There was a rapid ~ in the numbers of private cars.

PHRASES

▪ a rate of ~

2 growing

ADJECTIVE

▪ healthy , normal

A good diet is vital for healthy ~.

▪ abnormal

▪ vigorous

▪ excessive

the excessive ~ of algae in rivers

▪ new

▪ bacterial , cell , hair , muscle , plant , tumour/tumor , etc.

▪ intellectual , personal , spiritual

VERB + GROWTH

▪ encourage , stimulate

Give the plants a good pruning to encourage ~.

▪ inhibit , retard ( esp. AmE ), stunt , suppress

Lack of food had stunted his ~.

▪ affect

GROWTH + NOUN

▪ hormone

▪ defect

▪ spurt

▪ chart

3 abnormal lump in the body

ADJECTIVE

▪ cancerous , malignant

▪ benign

VERB + GROWTH

▪ have

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ on

He had a cancerous ~ on his lung.

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